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Another virus originating in China is killing millions of rabbits. Is it zoonotic?

The Times newspaper this morning reports on a highly contagious virus that originated in China (as did Covid-19) and which…

7 months ago

Domestic cat has Q Fever and its zoonotic

Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada: A cat has been diagnosed with Q fever, a bacterial infection (Coxiella burnetii). Until today I…

2 years ago

Bovine TB in Cats – a Zoonotic Disease

Cats could pass on bovine TB (tuberculosis) to people, we are told. Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection of the lungs.…

7 years ago

Stray cats are diseased but humans aren’t. Discuss.

There is a perception among some people that stray cats are diseased and can transmit infections to people. I'm reminded…

1 month ago

Australian professor claims that toxoplasmosis from cats causes 200 fatal car accidents annually in Australia

Professor Sarah Legge, of the Australian National University and the University of Queensland is the lead scientist of a team…

1 month ago

Nicola Sturgeon says that the coronavirus pandemic is no one’s fault

In a video in which Scotland's first Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, updates the nation on coronavirus regulations, she states that the…

2 months ago

If you’ve got Covid-19 and a cat you should both self-isolate

NEWS AND VIEWS: US scientists say that if you have a cat and have tested positive for Covid-19 you should…

2 months ago

Substantial number of people give Covid-19 to their companion animals

There have been a few studies on this subject unsurprisingly. It is obviously highly pertinent at the moment. However, a…

3 months ago

Can cats be tested for toxoplasmosis?

Cats can be tested for toxoplasmosis. Serologic tests including ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) will show if a cat has been…

4 months ago

Another gruesome report about Vietnam’s cat meat trade

NEWS AND VIEWS - OPINION - PLEASE LET ME HEAR YOURS TOO: Four Paws, an animal welfare organisation has investigated…

4 months ago